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. we thank you for joining us. i'm don lemon. i'll see you back here tomorrow night. good night, everyone. >>> welcome to this "360" special report, "the battlefield at home." the challenges facing vets, a tough economy, questionable charities and more. we look at charities, organizations promising to help wounded warriors, taking in tens of millions of dollars from well-meaning americans. what's happening to some of that money? a lot of good charities out there, but after what we've found and what you see tonight, you may think twice the next time someone asks you for a donation. that's a shame and that's why we're keeping them honest. starting with the group the disabled veterans national foundation, dvnf. that's their seal you're looking at. according to their own tax filings they raised nearly $56 million in the past three years, a huge amount of money. of that $56 million, we haven't been able to find even one dime that's gone directly to help disabled veterans. instead, the foundation sends tons of stuff, stuff they get for free, to veterans groups. now, the stuff they sen
for another 100 or 200 years. victor. >> all right, ben wedemen in gaza city for us tonight, thank you. >>> let's get to jerusalem now. sara is there. what more do we know about the person arrested for yesterday's bus bombing? >> victor. we want to get to the very latest information that we can give you right now about the investigation into who bombed a bus in tel aviv. the bus exploded injuring about 24 people. we now know that there has been an arrest. that arrest was made several hours after that bombing, which was yesterday. we know that the bomb was detonated by a cellphobe a phone also know from police the person arrested was from ramallah. someone who was aligned with hamas. so, that is new information coming in to us. we also want to talk about the cease-fire. that bus bombing happened just as talk of the cease-fire was getting very, very close and we were expecting an announcement. it did not derail the cease-fire, but now we're learning that the person responsible for it may well be a member of hamas or at least a line with hamas or islamic jihad. we want to tell you, though
and then kill themselves. >> let us be done with it. let's be done with the agony of it. >> drinking a kool-aid-type fruit punch laced with deadly cyanide. >> something to put you to rest. >> 30 years later, in a place where words could kill, and did, there is silence, an empty field, the people gone. almost no trace of their lives or dreams. this is the site of jonestown's open-air meeting hall where i'm standing right now, where the reverend jim jones led his followers into the worst mass murder and suicide pact in america's history. only small golden flowers grow where bodies once lay. on that fateful morning there are more than 940 people living in jonestown. by nightfall only 33 would still be alive. for most of thfew who did survive, it took incredible courage to defy jim jones and step away. this is their story, one of desperation and daring and in the end a story of human triumph amid horrible tragedy. >> it was a slave camp ran by a mad man with a huge ego. >> as a young mother, leslie wilson went to guyana because her husband had taken their son there. in jonestown she found not e
they've been so kind to us to lend us their space this week and look at the beautiful background behind us. and our fire side chat people have been calling. have been fo. thank you so much for joining us tonight here on cnn. i am don lemon and i will see you back here next week. vote. good night. >>> the presidential race has been won by governor ronald reagan of california. >> george h.w. bush. >> too close to call. >> george w. bush re-elected. >> barack obama, president elect of the united states. >> this is cnn. >> right now barack obama and mitt romney, they're trying to close the deal with voters in battleground states. >> stand by for the new presidential poll as we count down the last crucial hours until election day. >> tonight, the final fran advertise race for president before voters have their say. mitt romney and barack obama ending a long and close campaign. >> do you want more of the same or do you want change? >> fighting for every vote until the bitter end. >> we know what change looks like and what he is offering ain't it. >> this hour our last presidential poll
and see us walking, and i was just shaking. i was so, so frightened. >> for years, leslie wilson would not let anyone know she was a jonestown survivor. >> because i would sit at the table sometimes at work, whatever, and they would talk about jonestown. i didn't say a word. i mean, i lived under a veil of secrecy for 20-something years. >> vernon gosney, now a policeman in hawaii, remembers jonestown as an armed camp supposedly to guard against outsiders. >> but many of the times the guns were pointed towards us. >> gosney wanted to leave as soon as he arrived but couldn't until a california congressman, leo ryan, came to guyana in the fall of '78 on a one-man investigative mission. >> i had decided i was going to pass a note asking for help to escape. >> by that next afternoon, as gosney dragged his trunk towards a departing truck, more than a dozen others had decided to go. >> i thought i was going to die at any moment. i never thought that i would ever be permitted to leave. >> when the group reached the small airport nearby, gunmen opened fire. >> there was blood everywhere, and i
even requested by these veterans groups. it's not even stuff the groups can use, thousands of bags of coconut m & ms. stuff sits in boxes until they figure out what to do with them. what do you do with 11,000 bags of m & ms, hundreds of pairs of surplus navy dress shoes this organization sent to a group, the group that got the shoes actually tried to sell them at a yard sale to raise money for the things they actually needed. cnn's drew griffin has tracked down the president of the dvnf to try to get some answers. >> you're the one from cnn. >> reporter: that's right. >> i really didn't think you'd do something like there. we've agreed to talk to you. >> reporter: nobody's agreed. so here is the question. it's $64 million raised over three years and none of the money has gone to any veterans. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: ma'am this. >> he hasn't agreed to talk to them. still no answer. the courts investigating the dvnf, we uncovered another charity that asks you to help veterans by opening your wallet but uses only a small percentage of it to actually help veterans. they call
for joining us. >>> i'm gary tuchman at the cnn center in atlanta. here's what's happening. updated reports of texas reveal the multivehicle pile-up near beaumont is worse than originally thought. a texas highway patrol officer tells cnn at least one person is dead, there are multiple injuries. the chain reaction accidents involved an estimated 100 cars and trucks on interstate 10 about 70 miles east of houston. >>> it turns out fewer than a dozen top officers witnessed osama bin laden's burial at sea last year. newly released e-mails of the defense department reveal traditional islamic procedures were followed but none of the officers aboard watched the burial. >>> and here is proof drug smugglers will try anything. australian police discovered roughly quarter of a billion dollars of drugs stashed inside a steam roller shipped in from china and busted a u.s. citizen and a canadian. i'm gary tuchman in atlanta. happy thanksgiving to all of you. next, "cnn presents." >>> tonight on "cnn presents." toxic schools. >> that was a building that was storing chemicals that were cancer causing agent
: but to the u.s. government, david koresh was a threat. >> machine guns and explosive devices. >> reporter: in 1993, they went to war in waco. >> this ain't america anymore when the atf has that kind of power. >> reporter: it ended in catastrophe. 86 people dead, including at least 24 children. >> there had been nothing like this before. the siege was new and unique in america law enforcement history. >> if you distrust the government, waco is going to be symbolic to a lot of people of what they really fear. >> i'm talking to you. somebody's going to get hurt. >> if he asks god for some kind of sign and god gives it, what does that mean? >> reporter: every saturday morning, clive doyle and sheila martin study the bible. >> behold god will come with strong hand -- >> reporter: they are about all that's left in waco of the branch davidians, an offshoot of the seventh day adventist church. their religious community went back generation. it even issued its own currency during the great depression. david koresh came to the faith and its texas commune in 1981. who was he back then, to you? >> ju
his life. >> and then there was mitt's mother lenore. >> my mom had a softer side. she used to read to me when i was a boy and gave me a love of culture and literature. >> once a screen actress, lenore met george in 1924. their courtship became an often told part of the family story. >> he left what he was doing and traveled west to hollywood to convince her to marry him as opposed to going into the movie business. he knew what he wanted and was not going to stop until he got it. >> mitt's courtship of ann was, in its own way, no less intense. they were just teenagers at neighboring elite private schools in detroit. it was mitt's senior year when he spotted the 16-year-old ann davies at a dance. >> i did fall madly in love with him very quickly. actually. but i was very aloof, very cool. >> she was very smart. she set the hook deep. and i'd call and say, let's get together. she was too busy. she went on a date with someone else while i was pursuing her. made me just crazy. >> he was so much fun. captivating. it was just fun, fun, fun to be with him. >> there are lots of stories of g
, the local police, and the u.s. attorney's office simply want this case to be closed. but is it? tonight, you decide. did the fbi catch all the suspects? did the fbi let one of them walk? and did the fbi make a mistake putting blame on a pizza delivery man whose secrets blew up in a parking lot? it was a hot thursday afternoon. jane hyde was expecting to see her brother at a party that night, but she had one errand to run. a quick shopping trip on erie's peach street. but there was trouble. police had blocked the road. cops and cars everywhere. she turned around and went home. it was only later that night, watching the 10:00 news, she learned what that traffic was all about. >> my kids are sitting on the couch and then the story airs of a bank robbery and a man came in to the bank with a bomb on him. >> you are recognizing your brother? >> my brother sitting there with this bomb on him. i'm thinking, okay, the police have him. they'll find out who did this to him. then as it goes on, it's like -- brian exploded. you know, the bomb went off. brian's dead. i'm like, i can't believe this. >> aft
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